ALTAMONT — In one of its biggest statements of the season, the Labette County Grizzlies girls tamed the Independence Bulldogs 70-29 Tuesday night.

Madison Brannin nearly matched Independence’s entire output, scoring 26 points for the Grizzlies. Anna Dean added 12 points and Elsie Sorrell had 10.

“I’m really proud of the girls’ effort and intensity tonight,” Labette County head coach Kristi Snider said. “We played a complete game with a little bit of a chip on our shoulder. We hope to continue that focus and drive the rest of this big week.” 

With the win, Labette County improved to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in SEK League play. Independence dropped to 7-6 and 4-1 respectively.

With Chanute’s win over Pittsburg on Tuesday night, Labette County is now alone atop the SEK League standings. The Grizzlies travel north to face rival Parsons on Friday night.

“When our girls play hard,” Snider said, “we can be pretty fun to watch.” 



Labette County 70, Independence 29

Labette County: 20 13 21 16 — 70

Independence:           9 6 7 7 — 29


Labette County: Karsyn Stewart 3, Abby Pegues 1, Claire Carnahan 2, Jasmine Perez 6, Ashantae Smith 3, Shelbi Wilson 7, Anna Dean 12, Madison Brannin 26, Elsie Sorrell 10

Independence: Rylie Riechenberger 3, Abby Veile 18, Mercy Smith 4, Kayley Thorpe 3, Rhylie Powell 1

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